Sergeant Michael A. Mira
A Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry
—101st Airborne Division, (Air Assault) “Rakkasans” —
Operation Iraqi Freedom I & IV
The September 11, 2001 attacks changed every American. For Sergeant Michael Mira it was the catalyst that influenced his decision to change his life by becoming an active defender of the United States. Joining the Army in January of 2002, the requested duty in the infantry and was assign to the 101st Airborne Division. During his enlistment he served two tours in Iraq and participated in a number of operations and actions. These included Operation Swarmer, the taking of Al-Hilah, and combat patrols in downtown Baghdad. Throughout his service he held various duty positions such as Radio/Telephone Operator (RTO), M240 Gunner, Javelin Gunner, and training Room Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO).
The first deployment was exciting, all was new and I was going to war like I first enlisted to do. There was a little fear mixed in with it as well, would I come back in one piece?
Sergeant Michael A. Mira
A Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division
Erected by U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center.
Location. 40° 12.367′ N, 77° 9.556′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker can be reached
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kady Brownell (here, next to this marker); Sergeant Frederick A. Counsel (within shouting distance of this marker); The Army Introduces a Heavyweight: (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing. ); Reception Center (within shouting distance of this marker); They Called Them “Hellcats” (within shouting distance of this marker); Induction Centers (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II Core Area (within shouting distance of this marker); The Trenches (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carlisle.
Additional keywords. The marker is on the grounds of the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center.
Categories. • War, 2nd Iraq •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 2, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 89 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 2, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.